Meet Our Summer 2018 Team!
ASUS Camps prides itself each year in creating and fostering an amazing team of camp counsellors! Our staff of twelve dedicates itself to ensuring that each camper has an inclusive, accessible, and incredible experience every day at camp. Each counsellor brings something unique to the table to spark creativity and imagination in all campers; in fact, all of our counsellors attended Queen’s University this past year as students themselves! This summer, they cannot wait to pass on all of their knowledge to each camper. All ASUS Camps staff are required to have a valid, completed Vulnerable Sector Police Check, as well as their Standard First Aid and CPR-C training. In addition, staff spend two weeks prior to the start of camp preparing their classrooms and participating in training sessions to ensure that campers have a safe and spectacular time at ASUS Camps! They cannot wait for the camp fun to begin!
Last year Ellise was a counsellor at ASUS Camps, and she is so thrilled to be back as the Director for ASUS Camps Summer 2018! She is currently finishing up her fourth year of Concurrent Education, studying Mathematics and Geography. This fall, she will be starting teacher’s college here at Queen’s! Ellise is extremely passionate about education, making new friends, and travelling all around the world to learn about different cultures! Her absolute favourite thing about camp is getting to be silly and have fun all summer long. Ellise is so excited to see all of the campers from last summer again, and to make so many new friends this summer!
Charlotte has just finished up her 4th year in the Concurrent Education program, and hopes to be a teacher someday. Although her dog Lucy is her best pal (feel free to ask her for fun stories about Lucy!), she truly aspires to own a pet pig (which is not yet allowed in her hometown of Toronto). She loves adventures, and to date her favourite one has been climbing through the clouds in the mountains of Ecuador. She has many years of camp experience under her belt, both as a camper and staff member, but this year, she is SO excited for her first summer at ASUS Camps and can’t wait to meet all of her campers!!
Ally is going into her third year at Queen’s, majoring in Global Development and minoring in Political Studies.This is Ally’s first year at ASUS camps and she couldn’t be more excited about it! As a long-time camp-lover this is her fifth summer working at camp and she is looking forward to making even more amazing summer camp memories!! Favourite camp activities include: singing silly songs, trying new crafts, being goofy and making new fun friends! When Ally isn’t at camp she loves being outside, swimming, listening to music and hanging with her pals! Ally truly can’t wait for summer to come sooner to meet all of the amazing campers and start having fun!
Ashley is going into her 4th year of Concurrent Education at Queen’s with a major in Global Development Studies! Ashley will be working as one of the 1:1 counsellors this summer and she is so excited to meet all of the campers. Ashley has worked at summer camps all across Canada and this will be her 5th summer as a camp counsellor. Her favourite activities at camp are arts and crafts as well as playing lots of games. When Ashley is not at camp she likes to read, dance, and hang outside with her friends! Ashley is counting down the days until camp starts!
Grace is going into her fourth year of the Concurrent Education program, pursuing a French major and Politics minor. While Grace has worked previously with the YMCA summer camps in her hometown of Ottawa, she is thrilled to be spending her first ever summer in Kingston this year, as a member of the ASUS Camps team. Grace believes camp is an amazing place to meet new friends, play field games, and most importantly do silly science experiments, like making slime! When she’s not working at camp, you can find Grace enjoying the great outdoors with her golden retriever Toby, eating ice cream, or reading by the lake. She is already counting down the days to camp, and can’t wait to see what the summer has in store!
Michelle is currently finishing up her fourth year as a Concurrent Education student with a major in History, and will be starting teacher’s college in the fall at Queen’s. Michelle has enjoyed her past experiences working with children in her teaching placements, music programs, and various tutoring positions, and can’t wait to embark on this new adventure as an ASUS Camps counsellor! As a child at heart, Michelle loves having fun and being silly and enjoys jamming out to music, playing her ukulele, doing arts and crafts and spending time in the warm summer sun! Michelle has no doubt that this will be a summer full of adventure, laughter and good times shared with all the campers and counsellors!
Emma is currently finishing up her fourth year in Concurrent Education (studying Music and History) and she is excited to be entering into teacher’s college this fall. Her philosophy for life revolves around experiencing new things, having fun, and learning lots along the way! Emma has worked with kids of all ages through camp, directing musicals, teaching placements and more. Her hobbies include playing in her housemate’s ukulele band, embracing the outdoors, trying to learn how to dance, and also travelling! This is her first summer at ASUS Camps, and she absolutely can’t wait to have countless adventures with all of the campers & counsellors!!
Claudia is going into her fourth year at Queen’s with a major in Health Studies and a minor in Music. Although this is her first time working at ASUS Camps, she has worked at various camps for the last 4 summers back in Hong Kong and always had so much fun! She loves working with kids and is super excited to be one of the 1:1 counsellors and meet all of the campers this summer! Claudia can’t wait to make new memories and for all the fun that ASUS Camps has to offer!
Nathan just completed his 4th year studying History, and is positively thrilled to be part of the ASUS Camps team this summer. This is Nathan’s first time working for ASUS Camps and he can barely contain his excitement about meeting all the cool campers this summer! This summer, Nathan looks forward to playing goofy games, creating crazy crafts and making magical memories with all the wonderful campers and counsellors. Outside of being a camp counsellor, you can find Nathan running (he competes for the Queen’s Track team!), spending time outdoors, and having adventures with friends. Nathan wishes that a time machine existed so he could fast-forward into the future so that camp could start right now!
Gabrielle is going into her third year of study in Sociology at Queen’s. She is so excited to be spending her summer with ASUS Camps can can’t wait to meet all the awesome campers that will be learning with her this summer! This is her first year as an ASUS Camp counsellor and Gabrielle can hardly contain her excitement! Her favorite part of camp is making new friends and singing silly songs all day long! When Gabrielle is not at camp you can usually find her reading in the sun, or looking for snow to ski in! She is so excited for this summer and wishes camp could start right now!
Michelangelo is going into his 4th year of his Life Sciences degree. Michelangelo will be a newbie to ASUS Camps but has quite of bit of experience at being a camp counsellor. Michelangelo is an outgoing, happy-go-lucky type of guy with a passion of working alongside kids. He is super excited to meet everyone this summer and have a blast! Outside of camp, Michelangelo is usually hanging out with friends, playing Monopoly, and soaking up the sun! Michelangelo cannot wait for the summer and to have fun!
Aubrey is going into his 4th year of Con-Ed with a major in English and a minor in Math. He has worked at different camps for the past five summers, and he's very excited to be spending this one with ASUS Camps. When he's not at camp you can find him reading in the library or playing music with friends! Aubrey is so excited for the summer to start!